As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
Since I finished Insanity Max (I love saying that) on Saturday, I had to choose the next program I was going to do. I was caught between Let’s get up and Insanity. They are both by the same coach, Shaun T but they are very different. I had already done Insanity like 10 years ago. … Continue reading I’m ready to do this again
I did it, I finished all four months of Insanity Max:30! I can’t believe it, I still feel like I may be a week behind or something, but no, I’m done! Today’s last workout was the same one we started with on the first day, Cardio Challenge but I noticed I noticed a big difference … Continue reading Finished four months of Insanity Max:30!
Successfully completed week one of Insanity Max:30!
Every day when I exercise I begin by doing some kind of cardio exercise, like I used to do when I went to the gym. Right now I like to use the stationary bike but it doesn’t really matter what kind of cardiovascular exercise to do, as long as you do at least 150 minutes … Continue reading Exercise bike cardio
When my neurologist tells me I need to get another electroencephalogram, I feel a little anxious. I don’t like the thought of having cables glued to my scalp for a whole day and not being able to do anything but stay home, anyway I have to get the EEG. They use this to detect electrical … Continue reading My latest electroencephalogram
I can’t help but be impressed by the amazing things TBI survivors do. The most recent one I found out about is ABC journalist Bob Woodruff. Bob suffered a serious injury in Iraq in 2006. He was there covering the Palestinian elections and was later visiting the troops. He and Doug Vogt, camera man, were … Continue reading Rogue Trip
We are just ending our second week of isolation in Puerto Rico on Monday and were told last night by the governor that we will be in isolation for two more weeks, until April 12. She also announced that the rules will be more strict during these next two weeks with the curfew starting earlier, … Continue reading Brain Injury and social distancing
Today has been seven years since the day I officially woke up from the coma, the first day I showed any sign of acknowledging the people around me. I don't remember any of this but I was also probably thinking what is going's on? Where am I? I think all I could do was look … Continue reading Wake up call
I didn't think about it, but writing this brings a lot of old feelings back. I can't help but look back at the last seven years of my life, at least what I can remember of them and the worst moments come to mind. From that very first memory that always makes me sad and … Continue reading Seven years later…
I read an article today that inspired me and I want to follow the write's example. maybe my take on his message may seem a little bit angrier but maybe I was sort of venting while I wrote this: As my emotions have gotten more stable during these seven years after my brain injury there … Continue reading You write your own story
It's March again and you know what that means? Brain Injury Awareness Month. Every year different organizations have different campaigns to celebrate this month, like #ChangeYourMind from the Brain Injury Association of America or the best one I've seen so far #notinvisible. This campaign is being used by Faces of TBI, a movement started by … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month 2019
After finding this in a Brain Injury page on Facebook, I knew I had to share it. I want to share this for all my fellow survivors, those who are just beginning to live their new lives as survivors and for the veteran survivors. I want this to be a reminder that you are … Continue reading Unstoppable survivors
I've been told many times to write things down so I will remember them like for example making a list of what I need from the pharmacy or what I need to tell my doctor. I don't need help with motivation to do things, I need to remember to do them. Sometimes I can't even … Continue reading My to-do lists